Congress Associates Announces Sales Representative Agreement with Karnak Corp.

Congress Associates announces a new independent sales representative agreement with Karnak Corp. Congress Associates will be responsible for product representation in all of the New England states including Connecticut and the Albany, N.Y., market. The company has represented coating and restoration systems for numerous years and is pleased to align itself with Karnak reflective and fire retardant coatings.

“Karnak has been long known for quality coating products and offers a line of high end restoration and waterproofing systems,” says John Massengill, Congress Associates president. “We are constantly looking to improve our service offerings by aligning ourselves with manufacturers at the forefront of product development. Karnak is the perfect addition to our roofing and waterproofing services offered. Our customers further benefit from innovative solutions provided by trusted sources in the industry to best protect their assets.”

Karnak manufactures a complete line of reflective coatings, cements and sealants for roofing, waterproofing and maintenance. Karnak is the premier manufacturer of Energy Star labeled coatings. All products are tested for fire resistance and wind uplift, approved by UL, FM, certified to comply with ASTM specifications and are CRRC listed. The company’s Energy Star labeled coatings qualify for LEED points as part of LEED Certified buildings.

Moisture, water intrusion and reducing energy consumption are a concern for all building owners and property managers. Karnak Kanopy reflective roof and maintenance coatings reduce roof surface temperature by preventing heat absorption, extend the life of the roof and reduce building operating costs. These coatings lessen the heat island effect, benefiting the environment.

Congress Associates Offers International Leak Detection Services throughout New England

Congress Associates is the new Independent Sales Representative for International Leak Detection (ILD) covering all of New England and Connecticut. ILD leak verification services are now offered through Congress Associates as a complement to its roofing and waterproofing solutions.

Congress Associates is excited to represent ILD leak detection and integrity testing services,” said John Massengill, Congress Associates President. “Our mission is a strong commitment to provide a high level of service to our customers by offering truly innovative products and services in the industry. ILD is a great addition to our roofing and waterproofing service offerings, but more importantly an exceptional solution to offer our customers for the long-term protection and maintenance of their building assets.”

International Leak Detection (ILD) has been the leading provider of roofing and waterproofing integrity testing since 2001. The company success is based on 30 years of experience, the proprietary Electric Field Vector Mapping (EFVM) testing method, and a dedication to extraordinary service. The ILD leak-proof reputation has been attained with stringent quality assurance and training standards to ensure the highest caliber of service.

ELECTRIC FIELD VECTOR MAPPING (EFVM) is a low-voltage test method that creates an electrical potential difference between a non-conductive membrane surface and conductive structural deck or substrate, which is earthed or grounded. Developed by ILD Germany in the early 1990s, EFVM quickly became a valuable tool for leak investigations on existing systems. Introduced to North America in 2001, the EFVM testing procedure has become the standard for waterproofing verification.

Over time, small punctures, membrane splits or mechanical damage to waterproofing membrane result in wet insulation, mold, and costly interior damage. Previously, lengthy and costly leak investigations were necessary to locate a membrane breach, especially in protected roof membrane assemblies, garden roofs, or parking and plaza decks. Now the unique ability of EFVM® allows for testing the integrity of waterproofing membranes with a non-invasive method while reading through the system overburden and providing accurate results.